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The perception of risk is influenced by certain values, beliefs and types of knowledge

30.09.2018


People's perception and understanding of risk is in accordance with their way of life

30.09.2018


Risk behaviour is to a large extent socially and culturally learnt, but not determined

30.09.2018


Decisions for action are what differentiate hazards from risks

30.09.2018


Higher levels of perceived risk can be expected in individuals with minority status

30.09.2018


Risk perception includes individual beliefs and thoughts

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Worldviews

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

People tend to estimate general risks to be larger than personal ones

30.09.2018


Human typologies and differences in perceived danger to the individual

30.09.2018


Mass media as an important tool in addressing risks to the public/society

30.09.2018


Lack of trust regarding the public's relation to the authorities and science experts

30.09.2018


Adaptive patterns to risk are linked to cultural practices and location

30.09.2018


Concepts of disasters and risk cultures are often linked to cultural geographies

30.09.2018


Societies and cultures are culturally, politically and environmentally distinctive

30.09.2018


A community's local knowledge has value in dealing with disasters

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Local knowledge, Norms/values

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness, Response, Recovery, All disaster phases

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Capacities of local communities and their culture is important in defining their level of preparedness, response and recovery from a disaster

30.09.2018


In some cases, local knowledge is essential in providing reliable information about the area of intervention

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Local knowledge

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Experts should consider local knowledge a legitimate type of learning, and incorporate it into strategies and policies

30.09.2018


Alternative knowledge strategies and local risk cultures are important in policy and decision-making processes, both for experts and non-experts

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Norms/values, Local knowledge

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness, Response, Recovery, All disaster phases

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

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